Ancestry’s New SideView Ethnicity Inheritance DNA Feature!
Ancestry just came out with a new DNA feature that splits your ethnicity inheritance by each parent, upping the genealogy game! They also just updated ethnicity results.
New DNA Ethnicity Inheritance Feature:
They use their new SideView technology with your DNA matches, by assuming your matches are from one specific parent, which is not always the case. 😉 This new technology organizes the DNA you share with them.
They can’t tell which parent is parent 1 or 2, but you can most likely figure that part out yourself. 😉
I checked it our right away today! I’m not so sure how accurate it is though. I also compared it against my mom’s and my uncle’s (my father’s brother). Keep in mind that we get half of our DNA from or mother and half from our father, and we don’t necessarily get half of all their ethnicities, which could explain the discrepancies in mine.
For my uncle though, that fact doesn’t seem to explain why he has no Germanic Europe for our main paternal family line. It shows it on his maternal side. It should be from both sides. I don’t know how far back they are going, but I guess I must also keep in mind that it is believed that our main family line most likely originally came from Switzerland in the 1400’s. 😊
For my mom, I know that for at least the last couple of hundred years or so she had no one from Scotland on her father’s side, only her mother’s. She did have Irish from one line on that side though, and I must also keep in mind that if they go further back, they could have originally come from Scotland, or it is just because they are so close.
I am not a DNA or ethnicity specialist, other than using it to find your unknown relatives or biological family, but I did major in biochemistry. 😉
DNA Ethnicity Update:
They also updated the ethnicities once again.
My ethnic regions stayed pretty much the same, minus the Germanic Europe being taken off and the percentages changed a bit. 😉
They added 2 new regions for my mom, Germanic Europe and Norway. They also changed around her percentages quite a bit. They cut her Irish in half, but it reflects in her Scottish and England & North Western percentages, which makes sense.
They added 2 new regions for my uncle, Portugal and another indigenous area, in which both make sense. His percentages only changed ever so slightly.
If you’ve done your DNA with Ancestry, then go on Ancestry and check it out!
What do you think of this of this awesome new DNA feature from Ancestry? Does yours seem pretty accurate? Let me know what you think about it after you’ve checked it out, in the comments below!
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4/18/2022 07:11:31 am
My husband's SideView was helpful because I could quickly see which parent was which and keep those origins in mind as I explore his DNA matches! In general, the more detail, the better.
4/18/2022 09:26:30 am
I'm glad it could help! It was fun and interesting to see!
4/18/2022 08:17:00 am
Very interesting post. I hadn't seen this new feature yet, and am going to rush to check it out!
4/18/2022 09:28:17 am
Yes, please do...then come back and let me know what you thought of it! :)
4/20/2022 04:56:18 am
These DNA reports are the gift that keeps on giving…something new on a regular basis.
4/20/2022 06:23:27 am
Yes Molly, and Ancestry just keeps coming out with new features, reports, and tools to help us make it even easier to learn about ourselves and our family history! :)!
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